Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)

Symbolism Of Javanese Culture

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Tasrif Syam
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Available Online December 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.69How to use a DOI?
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symbol; mitoni ritual and preserving the Javanese culture
Abstract

A study on the traditional of Javanese people in Tanjung Morawa, especially on the ceremony that deals with the circle life of human such as mitoni ritual. This kind of ritual shows many kinds of symbols which represent the effort to preserve the Javanese culture. This research is to find out the meanings of the symbols which relate to the mitoni ritual. By understanding the meanings of symbols in mitoni ritual we will find out the way they preserving their culture. The mitoni ritual has been held since ancient time by the parents and the ancestor of Javanese people. This research study the whole ceremony consist of several steps of ritual, such as holy bathing (siraman), dressing-up of the would bemother, brojolan (coconut cracking to guess the gender of the baby), etc and the symbolic function in preserving Javanese culture.By using the data collecting and analyzing method which is including observation, interview, and data analyzing, the analyzing was done qualitative and to get the valid data the researcher used the triangular technique on the sources.The result of the research which had been analized shows that the mitoni ritual in Tanjung Morawa is one tradition which is held sustainly and become preserving until now, its all because of the simplicity of this tradition. The meanings in symbols of mitoni ritual can be depicted through symbolic by the sources though not maximum. With the meanings in those symbols, symbolic function of mitoni ritual become the glue for the togetherness of the people in Tanjung Morawa.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-477-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.69How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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